Boost for East-West Connector Project (Rt. 84)

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that should provide money for the cash strapped East-West Connector project, which used to be known as Rt. 84.

SB 791allows proceeds from the sale of Caltrans land to be used for the project, which includes a new road from Mission Boulevard to Paseo Padre Parkway and the widening of sections of Paseo Padre and Decoto Road. It’s designed to improve traffic flow from I-880 to the new smart growth development Union City is building near its BART Station.

The new law was needed because the new road will not be a state highway as was originally proposed.

For a story I did on the bill, click here. Ellen Corbett sponsored the bill.

Matt Artz